AGI/Schlumberger Fellowship in Geoscience Communication

Rachel Howell
October 3, 2014

AGI/Schlumberger Fellowship in Geoscience Communication

The American Geosciences Institute is accepting applications for the AGI/Schlumberger Fellowship in Geoscience Communication. The successful candidate will play a leading role in AGI’s Critical Issues program, a new initiative to make relevant geoscience information more accessible to decision makers at all levels. The program is supported through AGI’s Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding.

The fellowship offers a superb opportunity to link the geoscience community and our understanding of the Earth to decision- making processes throughout the country.

Primary duties and responsibilities will include:

•   Developing geoscience-based content for the Critical Issues website, including fact sheets, webinars, and other information products

•   Working with technical experts to ensure the accuracy and impartiality of information products

•   Promoting the program’s products and services to decision makers and geoscientists via meetings, webinars, conferences, social media, and other channels

•   Providing input on the program’s direction, planning, and communications strategy

•   Providing regular status reports on fellowship activities and achievements

The fellowship is a 6- to 12-month appointment, based at AGI headquarters in Alexandria, VA. The fellowship carries a stipend of

$4,000 per month.


The successful candidate will be a highly creative communicator who is proficient in traditional and new media and can deliver geoscience information effectively and efficiently to targeted audiences. We seek applicants with excellent writing and graphical skills who have experience in web content development and social media, in addition to a broad geoscience background. Enthusiasm and team spirit are essential. Candidates should have completed or be currently pursuing a Master’s or higher degree.

Application Procedures

Interested candidates should submit:

•   Cover letter with the names and contact information of three references

•   Brief statement of purpose, which should outline why you are interested in the fellowship, what you would bring to the fellowship, and what you hope to gain from the fellowship (maximum 1,000 words)

•   Résumé or curriculum vitae

Please submit materials as a single Word document (.doc or .docx) or PDF (.pdf ) using our online submission form. For more information please visit

All application materials are due on October 26, 2014.

The starting date for the Fellowship will be based on the schedule of the successful candidate, but is expected to be in January or

February 2015.

Inquiries only to Please use the subject line “AGI/Schlumberger Fellowship.”

AGI is an equal opportunity employer and especially welcomes applications from women and minorities.